Monday, November 1, 2010

The Kiss as an Elevator - 1857

"In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following sensation style - "

"'Am I really dear to you, Sophia?' I whispered, and pressed my burning lips to her rosy mouth. She did not say yes; she did not say no; but she returned my kiss, an the earth went from under my feet; my soul was no longer in the body; I touched the starts; I knew the happiness of the seraphim!'"

Date: June 04, 1857
Location: Massachusetts
Paper: Sun